Third in a series of five full-length albums King Gizzard And The Wizard Lizard have planned for 2017. Sketches Of Brunswick finds the Aussie psych crew linking with L.A. stoner pop outfit Mild High Club and the results are much more varied than their past few records, and as you’d expect, much more chill. The album meanders, but not in a boringly nerdy/proggy way; more like a fun, taking-mushrooms-on-your-day-off sort of fog, chucking elements of jazz, African pop, folk and soul into the stew. MHC’s cool, quirky jazz-pop shimmers through on “Countdown.” “You Can Be Your Silhouette” sounds like Zappa, Stevie Wonder & Antonio Carlos Jobim locked in a toolshed with nothing but a Portastudio and a QP of sour diesel. Also check out “Rolling Stoned” (wonder which of the two bands suggested that title…), “The Spider And Me” and the Haunted Graffiti-indebted “Dusk To Dawn On Lygon Street.” R.I.Y.L.: Ariel Pink, Drugdealer, older Tame Impala. Deluxe 180g pressing with code for digital download, recommended.
- deluxe 180g vinyl pressing
- digital download included
- limited edition
- music label: ATO Records 2017
reviewed by hannibal chew 10/2017
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